Jeff Nelson has four World Series rings and plenty of stories to go along with them.
The former New York Yankees and Seattle Mariners relief pitcher played with some great players in his 15-year big league career. In his early years with the Mariners, he played with Ken Griffey Jr. and Randy Johnson. With the Yankees, he was on the 1996, 1998, 1999 and 2000 World Series teams. Not many guys got to play with young Griffey and young Jeter.
On this week’s episode of 25-Year-Old Baseball Cards, Nelson joins us and finds a few old teammates. There’s no Griffey to be found, but he pulls one Yankees postseason hero (twice, actually!) and trades for David Justice, who he calls one of the best teammates he’s ever had. Nelson, 50, is now an analyst for MLB.com and he’s on the Marlins broadcasting team.
If you’re new to this series, we open old baseball cards that had been sitting around in my garage with baseball players and famous fans in search of great stories. The cards were bought by my grandma when I was a kid, back when we collected cards together. They’re not worth anything, but they produce some great stories. As proof, we have plenty of old episodes for you to enjoy below:
CELEBS: Alyssa Milano | Josh Duhamel | Joel McHale
STARS FROM BACK IN THE DAY: Frank Thomas | Sandy Alomar Jr. | Delino DeShields | Cliff Floyd | Dan Plesac | Aaron Boone | Bobby Bonilla | Andre Dawson | Ivan Rodriguez | Jack Morris
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